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Putin: Iran dialogue better than sanctions

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a televised question-and-answer session in Moscow October 18, 2007. REUTERS/RIA-Novosti/Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that direct dialogue was a better way of easing the diplomatic crisis over Iran’s nuclear ambitions than the threat of military force or sanctions.

Putin, speaking at an annual question-and-answer session, brushed aside a reported plot to kill him on a visit to Tehran last week.

“Direct dialogue with the leaders of states around which certain problems accumulate is always more productive and is the shortest path to success, rather than a policy of threats, sanctions, and all the more so resolution by using force,” he said.

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